The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai and New Delhi, recently organized the 6th edition of Indian wedding Symposium and B2B session 2018 exclusively for the Indian market. Top 8 wedding planners from South and West of India and 10 wedding planners with 1 media from North and East of India were hosted in Thailand from April 23-27, 2018. The itinerary included the scenic route of Phuket-Khao Lak-Krabi-Bangkok. During the trip, the group visited numerous beautiful hotels in these destinations to evaluate their potential as ideal venues for grand Indian weddings.
Thailand is among the top ranking destinations for wedding couples from all over the world namely Australia, the UK, the USA, Hong Kong and many more. Tourism Authority of Thailand realizes the importance of the wedding segment in India and aims to target more and more Indian weddings through this program.
The trip concluded in Bangkok with a Wedding Planners’ Symposium and B2B session on Friday 27th April at Centara Grand AT Central World, which included a panel discussion between representatives of the planners, hotels, and Tourism Authority of Thailand to strengthen the existing relationship and to attract more and more Indian weddings in Thailand. The discussion was followed by a B2B session in which the planners and various suppliers met and discussed future business prospects.
Mr.Santi Chudintra, Deputy Governor for Asia Market extended his warm welcome to the Indian wedding planners and the 26 Thai Private sectors. He also conveyed the message to Indian wedding planners that they are the most important influencers to help promote Thailand as the most preferred wedding destination after they have first-handed experience and learned what Thailand has to offer from this familiarization trip.
He further added “India is one of the key markets for us, last year we witnessed more than 300 Indian weddings in Thailand and we aim at doubling the number by the end of 2018. Through this program we get to understand the ever changing trends and demands of the client and simultaneously get to showcase the varied offers Thailand has in store”.